A TRANQUIL LOCATION
Lochranza Campsite is half an hour from the Arran island hub of Brodick, nestled in a tranquil location at the head of the valley, between glens Easan and Chalmadale. The hills are roamed by hill sheep and red deer, and nearby you might also spot red squirrels, harbour seals, golden eagles and otters – the full complement of Scotland’s Big Five. It’s a great striking out point for iconic walks, including Fairy Dell (4 miles), which takes in Hutton’s Unconformity, where 18th-century geologist James Hutton proved that the world was much older than thought at the time. Across the road is the Lochranza Distillery, home of the Arran Single Malt, and we are a short drive from Lochranza pier, where you can take the CalMac ferry from Lochranza to Claonaig on the Kintyre peninsula for a day trip or to set off on an island hopping adventure. For one of Arran’s best sandy beaches, it’s a 10-minute drive to Sannox, where spiky mountains plunge into a cuticle-shaped bay.